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Parties in federal salmon lawsuit seek pause in litigation

Oct. 21, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Fishing and conservation groups on Thursday joined with the state of Oregon, the Nez Perce Tribe and the Biden administration to seek a pause in litigation challenging the latest federal plan for hydropower operations on the Snake and Columbia rivers in an effort to...

Maine environment groups sue to protect last Atlantic salmon

Oct. 21, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A group of environmental organizations filed court papers Thursday to try to halt operations at Maine dams to protect salmon. Atlantic salmon are listed as endangered by the federal government. They used to swim upstream and spawn in almost every...

New law allows bass to be farm-raised, sold in markets

Oct. 16, 2021 03:21 AM EDT

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Coming soon to your neighborhood seafood market: farm-raised Florida largemouth bass. Thanks to a law passed this spring, bass will expand its popularity from a favorite fishing target to the seafood sales list in the Sunshine State. At face...

Oregon gov. seeks disaster relief for salmon industry

Oct. 06, 2021 21:23 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is requesting disaster relief from the federal government for the state’s strained commercial salmon industry. The governor submitted the formal aid request this week to the U.S. Department of Commerce, Oregon Public...

Drought, low water cancels Tahoe Kokanee salmon festival

Oct. 04, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A popular, annual fall fish festival at Lake Tahoe scheduled later this month has been canceled because low water levels are expected to keep Kokanee salmon from spawning in Taylor Creek due to lingering drought. The U.S. Forest Service said the...

Dwindling Alaska salmon leave Yukon River tribes in crisis

Oct. 02, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

STEVENS VILLAGE, Alaska (AP) — In a normal year, the smokehouses and drying racks that Alaska Natives use to prepare salmon to tide them through the winter would be heavy with fish meat, the fruits of a summer spent fishing on the Yukon River like generations before them. ...

Kennebec dam owner sues Maine agencies as saga continues

Sep. 28, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The owner of four hydroelectric dams on the Kennebec River sued two Maine agencies on Monday alleging they improperly cooperated on fish passage regulations that impact the future of the dams and fish populations. The lawsuit filed in Kennebec...

Sockeye salmon released into central Idaho lakes to spawn

Sep. 28, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The number of sockeye salmon making it to central Idaho from the ocean this year is one of the worst returns in the last decade, with only 43 fish so far, state wildlife managers said Tuesday. But the Idaho Department of Fish and Game said a hatchery...

Maine finds no violations at salmon farm fish die off site

Sep. 27, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

FRENCHBORO, Maine (AP) — Regulators in Maine said they found no permit violations stemming from thousands of fish deaths at an aquaculture operation off the state's coast. Cooke Aquaculture, a Canada-based fish farming giant, operates salmon farms that include...

Sauk-Suiattle tribe sues Seattle utility over green stance

Sep. 18, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe has filed a class-action lawsuit against the city of Seattle on behalf of its members and the public, saying the electric utility’s green power claims are misleading and hurting the tribe. The lawsuit filed in King County...